Houston''s nightlife is focused on the Midtown area, downtown
near Montrose, and in the Uptown area around the Galleria.
Houston is one of the very few American cities to have resident
performance companies in symphony, ballet, opera, and theatre. The
main downtown venues are Jones Hall, the Alley Theatre, and the
Wortham Theater Center. In terms of modern music, Houston does have
venues for live gigs but doesn''t attract the cachet of musicians
that, for example, nearby Austin does. The best venues are The Big
Easy, which has a great blues lineup, and McGonigel''s Mucky Duck
for acoustic performers.
Houston has plenty of mega-clubs in the city centre. Check out
the vast expanse of HUSH for techno and house, and Liquid for Latin
and hip hop. Clubs and bars generally have a smarter dress code
than many are used to so it''s worth dressing up before a big night
on the town. For details of nightlife options check out The Houston
Press, published every Thursday with full listings of who''s playing
and what''s hot in the city.